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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2186..

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) On 19 March 2009, ACTPLA had 252 merit track DAs and 22 code track DAs not determined.

(2) For merit track DAs, (a) the average time to determine is 38.5 days; (b) minimum time is 15 days; and (c) maximum time has been 179 days.

For Code Track DAs, (a) the average time to determine is 3.9 days; (b) minimum time is 1 day; and (c) maximum time has been 18 days.

Environment—energy efficiency ratings

(Question No 93)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 26 February 2009:

(1) Who is currently the Senior Energy Advisor for the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA).

(2) Will the Minister make the 2008 ACTPLA discussion paper on the Home Energy Ratings Scheme available to the Assembly.

(3) Will the Minister provide the documents which have been given to the building certifiers on the new energy efficiency rating (EER) software, telling them that it will be compulsory from May 2009.

(4) Given that the first generation software can't be upgraded and is no longer commercially supported, what will be the validity of the first generation software after 1 May 2009.

(5) What qualifications will ACTPLA/Department of Justice and Community Safety (JACS) accept for the use of second generation EER software.

(6) Where can energy efficiency raters get new stamps to certify the energy assessments.

(7) Will the new second generation energy efficiency rating software, which will be compulsory in May 2009, be able to differentiate between new and existing houses.

(8) Are EERs undertaken before or after lighting and insulation has been installed.

(9) Do ACTPLA and JACS coordinate to ensure that all energy efficiency assessments undertaken use the right climate zones.

(10) When was the last EER audit undertaken.

(11) When will the next EER audit be undertaken.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The position of Senior Energy Advisor is currently vacant. Recruitment for the position is in progress.

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